Don't cheat on your diet until you know what is going on. Remember, please, that I am not a Dr and I am not dx your problem. OK?
Gastroparesis is the result of damage to the vagus nerve, which controls the movement of food through the digestive system. Instead of moving through the digestive tract normally, the food is retained in the stomach.
The vagus nerve can be damaged in surgery but you are not sure of that yet.
Signs and symptoms of gastroparesis are
- pain in the upper abdomen
- vomiting of undigested food—sometimes several hours after a meal
- early feeling of fullness after only a few bites of food
- weight loss due to poor absorption of nutrients or low calorie intake
- abdominal bloating
- high and low blood glucose levels
- lack of appetite
- gastroesophageal reflux
- spasms in the stomach area
Eating solid foods, high-fiber foods such as raw fruits and vegetables, fatty foods, or drinks high in fat or carbonation may contribute to these symptoms.
Gastroparesis is diagnosed with tests such as x rays, manometry, and gastric emptying scans.
I hope you find out soon what is going on and that you continue to advocate for your own health. I wish you the very best.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. www.healingwell.com"If you can't change the world, change your world"